Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Give Up Yer Awl Sins

An utterly gorgeous series from 1960's Ireland--school children telling "the men from the television" five minute Bible stories, and all about "poor (Saint) Patrick". These have been animated into Oscar-nominated short films, and they are wonderful--endearing, but oddly gripping too.

Here is "The Birth of Jesus"

1 comment:

Bearhunter said...

My cousin Red Kelly was in one of those. He maintains it was his educational high point. Glad to see someone appreciates what was simply made but endearing (in a non-postmodern, ironic fashion) television.